UCCE Master Gardeners of Tuolumne County
Garden Tips for January
- Keep an eye on the weather report - protect frost-tender plants when the temperature falls below 32 degrees.
- Divide perennials like daylilies and chrysanthemums. Prune crepe myrtles, cane berries, and roses, and clean-up trimmings.
- Prune plum, pluot, apple, and pear trees 15-20%; cherries 10%; and peaches 50%.
- Mulch, water, and cover tender plants to protect from frost. Be sure to remove coverings during the day.
- The birds stay in Northern California through the winter. Since flowers are scarce in most gardens now, it’s important to keep your feeder filled; clean and refill it every few days.
- Check dates of Master Gardener classes.
Have a Gardening Question?
Contact the Master Gardener Hotline:209-533-5912 or fill out the "Ask a Master Gardener" online form.
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